Detoxing

Detoxing doesn’t need to be a week of hell trying to overhaul your body! To maintain long-term health you should be supporting your body to eliminate wastes and toxins daily in a way that promotes health and well-being and leaves you feeling great!

 

Here are some simple ways you can reduce the amount of toxins entering your body and support your body to eliminate the ones that do.

 

Indoor Plants

There are a range of indoor plants which eliminate toxins from the air-many of which have been researched and proven by NASA to work!

 

1. Bamboo Palm

2. Snake Plant

3. Areca Palm

4. Spider Plant

5. Peace Lily

6. Gerbera Daisy

 

Cosmetics

Read the label! You should be looking for products which don’t contain parabens, sulphates, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances.

60-80% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your blood stream.

There are so many beautiful natural and organic cosmetics on the market to choose from. My tried and tested recommendations are Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr and Sukin. Coconut oil is by far my favourite-pure and simple and leaves your skin full of moisture!

 

Food

Eat organic! Enough said!

If you do need to buy produce from the supermarket then fill a bucket with water and half a cup of apple cider vinegar, soak the fruit and veg for 10minutes and then give it a good scrub.

Don’t eat processed foods-the majority of foods on the supermarket shelf are genetically modified. There is no law which forces companies to state that their product or any of its ingredients are genetically modified! Scary!

Include foods such as lemons, organic grapes and green juices in your diet which have detoxifying properties.

 

 

 

Exercise

Getting your body moving will get your insides moving and help to movement of waste and toxins out of the body. Yoga is a great low impact exercise for this.

 

Spend time in the fresh air

In the country or at the beach. The increased number of positive ions in the air found near flowing water is believed to have a positive impact on the body and the elimination of nasties.

 

Body brushing

Using a dry body brush prior to showering. Make sure you start at your feet and always brush towards your heart.

 

Supplements

Chlorophyll, Spirulina, milk thistle etc will support toxin elimination from the body.

Water

Ensure you are drinking enough filtered water.

 Infrared Saunas

There is now scientific research which proves that the induction of sweat results in certain toxins being eliminated from the body through sweat.

 

 

 

 

Sources:

‘Toxin Toxout’ Bruce Lourie & Rick Smith

‘A to Z of Health Tips’ Alan Hayes

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